Pineapple Carrot Muffins

2013-04-25
Healthy Carrot Muffins with Pineapple
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  • Yield : 12 muffins
  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    203
  • Calories from Fat

    104
  • Total Fat

    11.6g
  • Saturated Fat

    1.6g
  • Trans Fat

    0.0g
  • Cholesterol

    35mg
  • Sodium

    123mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    22.1g
  • Dietary Fiber

    1.1g
  • Sugars

    8.7g
  • Protein

    3.5g
  • Vitamin A

    32%
  • Vitamin C

    1%
  • Calcium

    5%
  • Iron

    7%
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Here is a sweet, but very healthy recipe for pineapple carrot muffins.

It is a healthy recipe for many reasons. First of all, there is very little sugar, just 1/4 cup of honey for the entire batch of muffins. That is because the sweetness comes from the carrots and from the addition of crushed pineapple, rather than lots of sugar.

Pineapple and Carrot Muffins

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Step 2

Combine the honey, oil and beaten eggs in a medium bowl and stir to mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon in a separate bowl and mix together well. Add the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients and stir just until blended. Add vanilla, grated carrots, pineapple and walnuts. Stir until just blended. Line muffin cups with paper liners and fill 2/3 full.

Step 3

Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.

Notes and Variations:

  • As always with muffins, mix the dry and wet ingredients together just until they are well mixed, no more. If you over mix any muffin batter, the muffins will not be as tender as they could be.
  • This is such a healthy muffin recipe, there is not much sugar in it to begin with. If you prefer totally sugar free muffin recipes, replace the honey with a sugar replacement such as Splenda. You will have to replace the liquid you would get from the honey with water or milk. I would suggest using half of honey and half Splenda. Then just add 2 or three tablespoons of water, milk or pineapple juice.

Healthy Muffins

You can even replace the small amount of honey with a bakeable sweetener to create a totally sugar free or diabetic muffin. Even better,I use Stevia, a natural sweetener found in powdered form. Use just the amount to make it equivalent to the sugar, not the same amount as sugar.

With the addition of stevia, these muffins are a perfect diabetes recipe. Some diabetics can handle the 20 grams of carb per muffin (which really isn’t a lot) and the bit of honey, while some may not be able to tolerate even that amount. As always, know your body and how these ingredients react for you.

Another reason these muffins are so very healthy is the whole wheat flour, which adds healthy fiber to the recipe. The carrots and pineapple are healthy vegetables and fruit.

The walnuts are also very nutritious. In fact, we have a whole page about why nuts, walnuts and almonds especially, are so very healthy for us. They are one of our 10 healthiest foods.

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Healthy Carrot Muffins with Pineapple



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  1. posted by Karen Ciancio on April 27, 2013

    Great!

    These turned out great. I tried them with grated apples instead of the crushed pineapple, love them!

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    Even Healthier version

    by Karen
    (Crossfield, AB)

    I used a 1/4 c of oil with 1/4 a cup of apple sauce, 2 egg whites instead of whole eggs… and baked them on a hot day on my BBQ. They turned out great! Light and fluffy.
    They do taste like they are missing something, maybe more cinnamon or other seasoning. I will try these again for sure!!

    Checked on the Weight Watchers recipe builder and = 4 points / muffin!

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    Nice Flavor

    Nice healthy muffin. Baked up fluffy. Very nice flavor combination of the pineapple and carrot. I’ll make them again!

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